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Theories of Televised Frosting

duff-goldman-frosting-television-150.jpgWhy are there so many shows about cake decorating? David Letterman blamed "the culture of abundance," but this essay argues that shows like Ace of Cakes, Cake Boss, and Cupcake Wars "presuppose that everyone either is or aspires to be creative." Or maybe everyone just likes cake and the people who make them? [Design Observer]